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GPS systems: what you need to know

Craig England, a Precision Ag and Machine Control Specialist working for Topcon Positioning Ireland, joined Michael Hennessy on this week's episode of the Tillage Edge Podcast to go through the requirements for a tillage farmer getting started with a GPS system.

More farmers are investing in GPS systems but navigating the different systems can be challenging. This is the first in a series of podcasts on the Tillage Edge exploring the area of precision technology on farms.

Craig explained that the accuracy of farmer-based systems could vary from 40cm to 2cm accuracy.  There are different hardware specifications and subscriptions, which a farmer can purchase to increase the accuracy.  

Craig also said that a good system to control GPS enabled sprayers or fertiliser spreaders will cost in the region of €4,000.

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